Falling a bit behind on my drama watching and reviews, actually trying to let a few of them get a bit ahead so I can watch many episodes in a row, a few of them the storylines are ongoing so it's a bit easier to review them after watching a many episodes in a row. Perfect Blue though is a bit different, there's one minor, least so far, storyline but think most of the episodes deal with just one case.
An okay episode this one was but thought the first episode was much better, sort of a weaker plot this time around, Miori as Kayoko did a good job though and seems as even if an episode isn't all that strong she sort of makes you want to watch the show. Episode 2 dealt with a pair of cases that ended up being closely linked to each other, one was a case of murder and the other had to deal with someone abusing and killing animals in a certain neighborhood. The prime suspect was a 14 year old, it was his father who was murdered and all thought he held a grudge against him as he had left the family a few years before after falling heavily into debt. Also he did appear to be less than a good person, he had no friends at school and didn't get along well with his mother, so besides the murder he was also considered to be a suspect in the animal abuse cases, all in all not a likable person but that everyone was completely wrong as even though some of his actions were not always good ones he turned out to be a fairly respectable young man who was innocent. If not him, then who was the person(s) responsible for those crimes. Well, to put it briefly there was a classmate of his who was his complete opposite, highly respected and an excellent student, one who most thought was going to have a bright future. Without giving away too many spoilers the plot was a bit too thin this show so if I say too much more you'll know everything before you hopefully watch this drama. But this show was a classic example of appearances can be deceiving, who we thought would have been the culprit ended up being innocent and for the most part an okay person while excellent student who had such a bright future wasn't all that he appeared to be, also his father was involved too in one of the crimes.
Bit brief but that's how I like to read them too when checking out other sites, just like to give enough info about an episode and hopefully get your interest up a bit to check it out. Not as strong as the first episode but this was still a worthwhile watch, the previews for the next episode look really good, have it and will be reviewing it in a couple days, check out the next post for many screenshots of Miori from this episode.